Research has shown that a happier heart, both physically and mentally, comes from a number of factors.
“We found that those patients who kept gratitude journals for those eight weeks showed reductions in circulating levels of several important inflammatory biomarkers, as well as an increase in heart rate variability while they wrote. Improved heart rate variability is considered a measure of reduced cardiac risk,” study author Paul Mills, a professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego, said in a journal news release.
“It seems that a more grateful heart is indeed a more healthy heart, and that gratitude journalling is an easy way to support cardiac health,” he concluded.
The more I read about Gratitude, and practice is, the more benefits I see. From business to relationships, from happiness to your heart – it has a ripple effect over everything.
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